The Most Budget-Friendly Hotels in Colorado

Budget-friendly options in Colorado can be found whether you're in the heart of the city or an alpine village
Budget-friendly options in Colorado can be found whether you're in the heart of the city or an alpine village | Courtesy of SCP Hotel / Expedia
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19 November 2020

Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean sacrificing on hotel comfort in Colorado – wallet-friendly options span from slick spots in Downtown Denver to historic motels in the tiny alpine community of Twin Lakes.

Best Western Kiva Inn

Inn, Hotel
4.1/5 (948 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $86 per night
Conveniently close to the vibrant town of Fort Collins, stays at the Best Western Kiva Inn include a complimentary continental breakfast. All the rooms include desk spaces, high-speed internet, hot drink makers, refrigerators, microwaves and mountain views. Other perks include a gym, outdoor pool, hot tubs, steam room and business center. On the dining front, there is a longstanding steakhouse on the doorstep.
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Foot of the Mountain Motel

Budget Hotel, Motel
4.2/5 (510 Reviews)
Foot of the Mountain Motel
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Price Drop
Now from $98 per night
Built in the early 1930s by a husband-and-wife team, this retreat in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain range prides itself on being the oldest continuously operating motel in Boulder. Crafted from hewn-pine logs, it oozes character with cozy furnishings and phones that look like they are rotary dial. Stays include a continental breakfast. When it comes to activities, bikes are available to rent, and there are dozens of scenic hiking trails to choose from.
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The Twin Lakes Inn

4.5/5 (142 Reviews)
Twin Lakes Inn
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If you fancy stepping back in time, this historic hotel in the tiny alpine community of Twin Lakes has served guests since 1879. There are 12 uniquely styled rooms, including four with private bathrooms. The website warns that “people were smaller in the 1800s, so our rooms aren’t as spacious as what you’ll find in a hotel that’s made from precast concrete” – but who cares when you have such beautiful surroundings to explore. The Wild West-style Saloon serves up a spread of local specialities, and stays include a continental breakfast.
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Hostel Fish

4.4/5 (328 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $127 per night
This funky hostel in the heart of Denver is described as an “affordable base camp for exploring” and “a watering hole for meeting new friends.” Exposed feature walls and eclectic furnishings complement a communal kitchen, lounge and bar. Stays start cheap in the shared bunk rooms sleeping up to nine people. For more privacy, there are double rooms available as well.
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MOXY by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek

4.4/5 (571 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $172 per night
The central location of this modern high-rise – part of Marriott’s millennial-focused MOXY brand – makes it an ideal spot to explore the bustling city of Denver. The stylish rooms feature functional furniture, large flat-screen TVs, cozy chairs, fast Wi-Fi and fun artwork. Many rooms also boast mountain views. There is a restaurant, bar and beer garden to get into the holiday swing of things, and a free drink is offered upon check-in.
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  • Nativ Hotel

    Budget Hotel, Hotel
    3.7/5 (432 Reviews)
    Nativ Hotel
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    For party lovers, this boutique hotel in the center of Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood promises to get the toes tapping. The place doubles up as a hotel and nightclub, so you can roll from the dance floor straight into bed. At the restaurant, a happy hour and brunch run all day, so you don’t have to worry about sleeping in.
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    SCP Hotel Colorado Springs

    4.2/5 (958 Reviews)
    SCP Hotel
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    Price Drop
    Now from $75 per night
    The health of the planet is at the heart of this thoughtfully designed hotel, and a tree is planted for every guest who stays. There are 174 recently renovated rooms, and each comes with eco-friendly bathroom products, a Himalayan salt lamp and a yoga mat. The hotel has a co-working space for business travelers, and on the food front, a range of locally sourced produce make up the menu.
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    ColoRADo Adventure Hostel

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    This homey lodge offers a mix of private and shared accommodation for travelers to use as a base while exploring Colorado’s mountainous Pikes Peak region. There is a fully equipped shared kitchen with free tea and coffee, lounge areas and a peaceful back garden with mountain views. For road-trippers, there is a parking space for an RV or camper van.
    These recommendations were updated on November 19, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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